Gamesa unveils new anti-ice tech

Posted on April 9th, 2014

This week turbine manufacturer Gamesa launched a new and innovative solution to ice formation on turbine blades. The new system, known as ‘Bladeshield’, is a paint based solution, featuring the usage of nano-materials, which is designed to combat the issue … Continue reading

UK renewable energy at record high

Posted on April 2nd, 2014

New figures published last week by the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change in it’s ‘Energy Trends‘ document have revealed that the amount of electricity being produced from the country’s renewable energy infrastructure has increased dramatically over the course … Continue reading

Siemens announces major investment in Hull

Posted on March 26th, 2014

This week the United Kingdom’s wind industry received a major boost as German manufacturing heavyweight Siemens announced plans to progress with the construction of  large-scale turbine production and installation facilities. These new developments not only serve to underline and maintain … Continue reading

Construction begins on £1bn Grid Link

Posted on March 12th, 2014

Construction work has begun this week on the new £1 billion grid link between Hunterston in Ayrshire and Connah’s Quay in Wales. This marks the commencement of what is expected to be the first of several major grid upgrade projects … Continue reading

New UK Wind Energy Records Set

Posted on March 5th, 2014

This week it was announced by industry trade body RenewableUK that the month of February 2014 had seen several wind power records being broken. The announcement followed the publication of electricity generation statistics for February by the National Grid. Despite … Continue reading

Wind Turbine Lifespans Surpass Expectations

Posted on February 26th, 2014

Last week a report published by the Imperial College revealed that the operational lifespan of wind turbines may be longer than had been previously believed. The new study demonstrates that wind turbines remain productive in generating electricity for at least … Continue reading

New wind capacity unlocked by radar tech

Posted on February 17th, 2014

This week air traffic services company National Air Traffic Services (NATS) announced that it had signed an agreement with two large-scale onshore wind energy developers which could open up a large section of the South of Scotland and the North … Continue reading

FiTs cuts endangering manufacturing

Posted on February 10th, 2014

This week the UK Government has been accused of putting British manufacturing at risk and putting more pressure on the British farming industry by slashing feed-in tariff payments for small and medium scale wind turbine developments by 20%. The 20% … Continue reading